Department of Education and Training (Australia)

The Australian Department of Education and Training was a former department of the Government of Australia that was in existence between 2014 and 2019 and which was charged with the responsibility for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and academic research.[4]

Department of Education and Training
Department of Education and Training (Australia) logo.jpg
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The national office of the Department of Education and Training, 50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra.
Department overview
Formed23 December 2014 (2014-12-23)[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved29 May 2019
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersCanberra
Minister responsible
Department executive
Child Department
  • Shared Services Centre
Websitewww.education.gov.au
Footnotes
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The head of the department was the Secretary of the Department of Education and Training, Michele Bruniges,[2] who reported to the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP.

HistoryEdit

The department was formed by way of an Administrative Arrangements Order issued on 23 December 2014.[1] It incorporated the functions of the previous Department of Education, except for child care which was transferred to the Department of Social Services. Vocational training was transferred from the Department of Industry to the new Department of Education and Training.

Following the re-election of Scott Morrison's Government in 2019, through an Administrative Arrangements Order issued on 29 May 2019.[5] the Department was largely replaced by the Department of Education, with the following changes:

Preceding departmentsEdit

The Department of Education and Training's predecessor departments have been:

Operational activitiesEdit

The functions of the department are broadly classified into the following matters:[1]

  • Schools education policy and programs, including vocational education and training in schools
  • Schooling transitions policy and programs including career pathways
  • Education and training transitions policy and programs
  • Youth affairs and programs, including youth transitions
  • Pre-school education policy and programs
  • Higher education policy, regulation and programs
  • Policy, coordination and support for international education and research engagement
  • Coordination of research policy in relation to universities
  • Creation and development of research infrastructure
  • Research grants and fellowships
  • Skills and vocational education policy regulation and programs
  • Training (including apprenticeships) and training and skills assessment services
  • Foundation skills for adults
  • Adult migrant education

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Secretary". Department of Education and Training. Commonwealth of Australia. December 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Associate Secretaries and Deputy Secretaries". Department of Education and Training. Commonwealth of Australia. December 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Home page". Department of Education. Commonwealth of Australia. December 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Administrative Order Arrangements" (PDF). Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order - Summary of changes" (PDF). Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 9 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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